Threatened Species List - Vertebrate Animals

​​​​​​​​​​The tables below contains a list of all vertebrate animal species (as at November 2015) which are on Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.

The Commonwealth status refers to listings under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. As nominations are being received all the time, the species and or their status may have already changed.

Status - What these terms mean

Jump to: Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish

SpeciesFurther ReadingCommon NameGroup
Status Tasmania
Status C'wealth
Arctocephalus forsteri Further InformationLong-nosed Fur Seal (previously known as New Zealand Fur Seal)MAMMALS
r
Arctocephalus tropicalisNational Recovery PlanSubantarctic Fur SealMAMMALS
e
EN
Balaenoptera ​borealis
Sei Whale​MAMMALS​VU​
Balaenoptera musculusBlue WhaleMAMMALS
e
EN
Balaenoptera physalusFin WhaleMAMMALS
v
VU
Dasyurus maculatus maculatusFurther InformationSpotted-tailed quollMAMMALS
r
VU
Dasyurus viverrinus ​Further Information​Eastern Quoll (mainland)​
​MAMMALS​EN
Eubalaena australisFurther InformationSouthern Right WhaleMAMMALS
e
EN
Megaptera novaeangliaeHumpback WhaleMAMMALS
e
VU
Mirounga leoninaFurther Information
National Recovery Plan
Southern Elephant SealMAMMALS
e
VU
Perameles gunnii gunniiFurther InformationEastern-barred BandicootMAMMALS
VU
Pseudomys novaehollandiaeListing Statement New Holland MouseMAMMALS
e
VU
Sarcophilus harrisiiFurther InformationTasmanian devilMAMMALS
e
EN
Thylacinus cynocephalus Further InformationThylacineMAMMALS
x
EX
Vombatus ursinus ursinusFurther InformationCommon Wombat (Bass Strait)MAMMALS
VU
Acanthiza pusilla archibaldiBrown Thornbill (King Island)BIRDS
e
EN
Acanthornis magna greenianaFurther InformationScrubtit (King Island)BIRDS
e
CR
Accipiter novaehollandiae Grey GoshawkBIRDS
e
Alcedo azurea diemenensis see Ceyx azureus diemenensis
Aquila audax fleayi Further Information
Recovery Plan
Wedge-tailed EagleBIRDS
e
EN
Botaurus poiciloptilusAustralasian BitternBIRDS
EN
Calidris ferruginea  Further Information​Curlew Sandpiper​BIRDS​CR
Ceyx azureus diemenensis Listing StatementTasmanian Azure KingfisherBIRDS
e
EN
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae erythrotis Macquarie Island ParakeetBIRDS
x
EX
Diomedea exulansNational Recovery PlanWandering AlbatrossBIRDS
e
VU
Dromaius minor King Island EmuBIRDS
x
EX
Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensisTasmanian EmuBIRDS
x
EX
Gallirallus philippensis macquariensisMacquarie Island RailBIRDS
x
EX
Haliaeetus leucogasterRecovery PlanWhite-bellied Sea-EagleBIRDS
v
Halobaena caeruleaNational Recovery PlanBlue PetrelBIRDS
v
VU
Hirundapus caudacutus
White-throated Needletail​BIRDS​VU​
Lathamus discolorFurther Information
Recovery Plan
Swift Parrot
BIRDS
e
CR
Leucocarbo atriceps purpurascensNational Recovery PlanMacquarie Island ShagBIRDS
v
VU
Macronectes giganteusNational Recovery PlanSouthern Giant PetrelBIRDS
v
EN
Macronectes halliNational Recovery PlanNorthern Giant PetrelBIRDS
r
VU
Neophema chrysogasterFurther Information
National Recove​ry Plan
Orange-bellied ParrotBIRDS
e
CR
Numenius madagascariensisFurther InformationEastern CurlewBIRDS
e
CR
Oceanites oceanicus National Recovery PlanWilson's Storm PetrelBIRDS
r
Pachyptila turtur subantarctica National Recovery PlanFairy Prion southern sub-speciesBIRDS
e
VU
Pardalotus quadragintus Further Information
Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Forty-spotted PardaloteBIRDS
e
EN
Phoebetria fusca National Recovery PlanSooty AlbatrossBIRDS
r
VU
Phoebetria palpebrata National Recovery PlanLight-mantled AlbatrossBIRDS
v
Platycercus caledonicus browniiFurther InformationKing Island Green RosellaBIRDS
v
VU
Podiceps cristatusGreat Crested GrebeBIRDS
v
Procellaria cinereaNational Recovery PlanGrey PetrelBIRDS
e
Pterodroma lessonii National Recovery PlanWhite-headed PetrelBIRDS
v
Pterodroma mollis National Recovery PlanSoft-plumaged PetrelBIRDS
e
VU
Sterna albifrons sinensis see Sternula albifrons sinensis
Sterna nereis nereis see Sternula nereis nereis
Sterna striata White-fronted TernBIRDS
v
Sterna vittata bethunei Antarctic TernBIRDS
e
EN
Sternula albifrons sinensis Little TernBIRDS
e
Sternula nereis nereis Fairy TernBIRDS
v
VU
​Strepera fuliginosa coleiFurther Information​​Black Currawong (King Island)​BIRDS​VU
Thalassarche cauta cautaFurther Information
National Recovery Plan
Shy Albatross, Tasmanian Shy Albatross
BIRDS
v
VU
Thalassarche chrysostomaNational Recovery PlanGrey-headed AlbatrossBIRDS
e
EN
Thalassarche melanophrisBlack-browed AlbatrossBIRDS
e
VU
Thinornis cucullatus​ cucullatus
​Hooded Plover (Eastern)
BIRDS​VU
Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis see Thinornis cucullatus


Tyto novaehollandiae castanopsMasked OwlBIRDS
e
VU
Litoria raniformis Further Information
Listing Statement
Green and Gold FrogAMPHIBIANS
v
VU
Limnodynastes peroniFurther InformationStriped Marsh FrogAMPHIBIANS
e
Caretta caretta Loggerhead TurtleREPTILES
e
EN
Carinascincus palfreymani
Pedra Branca Skink​REPTILES​​e
VU​
Chelonia mydas Green TurtleREPTILES
v
VU
Dermochelys coriacea
Leathery TurtleREPTILES
v
EN​
Eretmochelys imbricata
Hawksbill TurtleREPTILES
v
VU
Niveoscincus palfreymani see Carinascincus palfreymani

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri Further InformationTussock SkinkREPTILES
v
Pseudemoia rawlinsoni Further InformationGlossy Grass SkinkREPTILES
r
Brachionichthys hirsutusRecovery PlanSpotted HandfishFISH
e
CR
Brachiopsilus ziebelliRecovery Plan​Ziebell's Handfish​FISH​e​VU
Carcharodon carchariasGreat White SharkFISH
v
VU
Galaxias auratus Recovery PlanGolden GalaxiasFISH
r
EN
Galaxias fontanus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Swan GalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Galaxias johnstoni Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Clarence GalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Galaxias parvus Recovery PlanSwamp GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Galaxias pedderensisRecovery PlanPedder GalaxiasFISH
e
EW
Galaxias tanycephalus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Saddled GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Galaxiella pusilla Recovery PlanDwarf GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias dissimilisRecovery PlanShannon ParagalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias eleotroides Recovery PlanGreat Lake ParagalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias julianus Recovery PlanWestern ParagalaxiasFISH
r
Paragalaxias mesotes Recovery PlanArthurs ParagalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Prototroctes maraenaRecovery PlanAustralian GraylingFISH
v
VU
Raja sp. L. see Zearaja maugeana
Seriolella brama  ​Further Information​Blue Warehou​FISH​CD
Thunnus maccoyiiFurther InformationSouthern Bluefin TunaFISH
CD
Thymichthys politusRecovery Plan​Red Handfish​FISH​e​CR
Zearaja maugeana Port Davey SkateFISH
e
EN

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